Languages are rapidly losing ground as a subject of choice in secondary schools and higher education in the UK.
And in a world where globalisation impacts on almost all sectors of business and industry, this is putting us at a distinct disadvantage compared with many other countries.
It’s not a lot to ask and it makes a big difference.
I signed up about a year ago, and have already been along to two schools to talk about what I do.
Two very different events which taught me a lot about talking to school students – a completely different experience from the talks I usually give at universities and professional events.